Phillies Invite Delwyn Young To Spring Training

The Phillies announced that Delwyn Young is one of seven players they have invited to Spring Training. The Phillies and Brewers pursued Young after he elected free agency last fall.

Philadelphia also invited Brian Bass, Tuffy Gosewisch, Joel Naughton, Robb Quinlan, Michael Schwimer and Michael Stutes to Spring Training as non-roster invitees.

Young spent the past two seasons in Pittsburgh, where he hit. 236/.286/.414 in 207 plate appearances last year. The 28-year-old played right field, second base and third base for the Pirates and he played left field as a member of the Dodgers. The switch hitter has a .710 OPS against right-handed pitching in his career and a .708 OPS against southpaws.


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7 Comments on "Phillies Invite Delwyn Young To Spring Training"


myname_989
4 years 6 months ago

Joel Naughton could be a pleasant surprise, if he stays healthy. Showed the potential to be a good, all-aroud hitter in 2010. I would rather see him in a Phillies uniform as a depth / injury replacement as opposed to Dane Sardinha. Lol. He still needs some seasoning though.

myname_989
4 years 6 months ago

Wouldn’t be surprised to see Michael Schwimer or Michael Stutes make the bullpen either. They both have great stuff. Stutes needs to work on control though.

4 years 6 months ago

Letting go of Delwyn Young is the only offseason mistake that the Pirates have made. So far…

Todd Smith
4 years 6 months ago

I agree. It’s going to be difficult to find somebody else that can hit .236 and not play a single position on the field well.

4 years 6 months ago

Delwyn Young will forever be known as the “random guy who hit the first HR off Stephen Strasburg”

4 years 6 months ago

Delwyn Young will forever be known as the “random guy who hit the first HR off Stephen Strasburg”

Gumby65
4 years 6 months ago

Every teams’ fans that loses him (ok, Pirates & Dodgers) misses him and wishes there was a spot for him on the team. As a Dodger fan, if he was a RH hitter, which of course he’s not, I’d have loved to see him come back. Philly will like him, I’d hope.